The came, prayed and babbled their “religious” nonsense hoping once again to hoodwink evangelical Christians into supporting their campaigns. Every major GOP presidential candidate was there [sans Gingrich] espousing their ‘faith’ and their ‘belief’ that America needs to an even stronger Christian nation. Onward Christian soldiers! No doubt, the conference was a ‘holy’ affair.
It was a come-back for Ralph Reed who organized the gathering. You may recall that Reed had taken millions from lobbyist Jack Abramoff and used the money to mobilize Christian voters in Alabama against Indian casinos and state lotteries that were competing with Abramoff’s other Indian clients. Onward Christian soldiers. But hell, that was way back in 2005 and who remembers stuff like that. Onward for Jesus!
The following was posted on a right-wing blog which I occasionally visit: “The Faith and Freedom Coalition had a two day conference this weekend, and all of the declared Republican candidates, except Newt, attended. They all apparently spent too much time concerned with the economy than with issues like abortion, gay marriage, or don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Shades of ‘What’s the Matter with Kansas?’ Lord, those fundamentalist Christians are such easy targets! Their god-marinated brains are perfect receptacles for Jesus-coated piles of dung. And the GOP exploits them election after election. “Too much time with the economy…not enough abortion, gay marriage, don’t ask, don’t tell.” Incredible stuff, but it works election after election.
Here’s an incredible line from the Faith and Freedom Coalition website. One of the ‘goals’ in the mission statement reads: Protest bigotry and discrimination against people of faith. Did you fall off of your chair laughing? Sorry. Too bad that they had to include the last 2 words. As they are blatantly homophobic, they needed to delineate which ‘people’ were the proper targets of bigotry. Sick? Pathetic?
Do fundamentalist Christians really get this stuff? Do they see the hypocrisy? Do they understand that they are pimped every election cycle? Or is their bubble of delusion so impenetrable that they can’t see what is so patently obvious to the rest of us?
This coalition also strongly defends of Israel. They would have the U.S. Military engage in a religious war as a ally of Israel against their Muslim neighbors. Have they ever studied history? The European wars of religion? Or does that not matter to these militant Christian soldiers? I think so. Their religious [biblical] beliefs trump logic. Not only does it trump logic, but this group is open to an all-out religious war [with nuclear weapons] so that they can ‘secure’ Jerusalem as the landing site for their End Times beliefs.
The pro-Israel political action committee, AIPAC, generously funds hundreds of Congressional elections, hoping that the congressman will continue to blindly support the actions of the Israeli state. During the Congress of 2009, 13% of the entire US House of Representatives, 56 members, traveled to Israel in the largest AIPAC-sponsored fact-finding visit by American politicians ever conducted. ‘Fact-finding’ indeed. Or is that pure propaganda from an agency of a foreign government?
…and the Christian soldiers march onward as to war.